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Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, at the head of Lake Wakatipu lies Glenorchy, gateway to New Zealand's Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealand's three World Heritage Areas.

Internationally recognised for its exceptional beauty and natural, untouched qualities, it has been showcased in the Oscar winning Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as other big screen movies (see The Ride of the Rings), and is home to Dart Stables.

Dart Stables has been offering visitors to the area the opportunity of exploring Glenorchy and Paradise for over 20 years, and has gained a well-earned reputation for providing memorable horse riding in this stunning part of New Zealand.

With over 50 horses of various breeds, knowledgable and enthusiastic guides and a wealth of experience, Dart Stables is able to provide great horse riding and treks for all levels of rider.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Dart Stables offers:

Stunning scenery and river crossings
Visit Lord of the Rings and Hobbit filming locations
Options for experienced and beginner riders
Exclusive and group rides available by arrangement
All gear provided - Drizabone coats, boots, gloves and safety helmets
Half chaps available
Fully trained, experienced guides
At least 1 guide to every 5 riders
Lovely, well cared for horses!

Recent Testimonials

  • Lisa, Germany - August 2016
    Lisa, Germany - August 2016 Me and my friend Stefanie did the Trilogy Ride this morning. This was by far the best activity of our New Zealand trip. We got assigned to two very nice horses that had as much fun cantering along this beautiful scenery as we did! Our guide Lindsey was great! She told us a Lot about the country, took lots of pictures of us and gave us plenty opportunities to speed up. We will be back, for sure! Thank you so much!
  • Cassandra, Australia - July 2016
    Cassandra, Australia - July 2016 I just want to say a huge thank you to Dart Stables for my trail ride yesterday. I took the River Wild ride yesterday as I lost all my confidence on a horse after 10 years of riding. My guides, Lindsey and Barbara (I think that's what their names were) encouraged me all the way which definitely helped me regain all my courage. My beautiful horse Big was also amazing! Could not have asked for a better ride. I'll be coming back soon to join The Ride of the Rings in the next year. Thank you!

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We try our best to make your visit to Dart Stables a truly memorable one!

So if you have some great memories please visit our Testimonial Gallery and Send Your Memories page and upload your comments and a photo of your Dart Stables visit.

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